Mikel Arteta is said to have extended his contract as Manchester City by two years, after he had missed the chance to become the first team manager of his former club Arsenal, just. Arteta spent the last two years in the city as an assistant coach under Pep Guardiola.
The news of the appointment of Unai Emery to the Gunners will surely be a tough pill that has come so close to the Emirates. It seemed that Artetas position was nailed, but the discussions about transfers hit a hook – and the former PSG boss Emery has now got the job.
However, this disappointing blow is likely to be mitigated by a new contract with the Etihad, according to Daily Mail. Arteta will extend its current agreement in Manchester for two years – a valuable asset to the citizens.
The decision to renew seems to be pretty quick. Both Guardiola and Chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak made contact with the Spaniard on Monday evening and two days later he is ready for a new contract.
As for Arsenal, Emery was officially announced after the manager's personal website apparently broke the news early Tuesday night.
The experienced manager has had great success both at Sevilla and at PSG In recent years, they have had no problems with the transfer front – unlike Arteta.
Arsenal is said to have been blown away from Emery's plans for the club when he spoke to the Northern London hierarchy and the Spaniard can now prepare for summer his side for next season.